Bursary kickstarts career for future pharmacist

Angelique Hendricks, final year Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) student and one of the Shoprite Group’s 307 bursary holders in the 2017 academic year.

Angelique Hendricks, who is now a final year Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) student at Nelson Mandela University and one of the Shoprite Group’s 307 bursary holders in the 2017 academic year, says the bursary awarded to her by Shoprite came at just the right time.

“This bursary has been my lifeline because without it I would have had to drop out of university in my first year.”

- Angelique Hendricks, Shoprite bursary holder


Growing up in Port Elizabeth, the 29-year-old first pursued a path in accounting and earned her first degree from NMU, but soon realised her skills and purpose were far better matched to pharmacy.

“Studying pharmacy has been the best decision I made.”

- Angelique Hendricks


On weekends and during the holidays Hendricks works at MediRite Bethelsdorp, Shoprite’s in-house pharmacy.

“I get the opportunity to apply the theory that I’m learning at varsity and everyone here is very supportive.”

- Angelique Hendricks


Hendricks looks forward to joining MediRite full-time after graduation.The Group’s bursary programme is linked to a work-back agreement, giving students the boost they need to kick-start their careers.

With 58% of unemployed South Africans aged 15 - 34 and a shortage of funding for many students in need, the Shoprite Group is searching for bright, hard-working young people like Angelique Hendricks who need financial support in order to continue their post-school education.

Apply for a Shoprite bursary today or find out more about one of its graduate programmes here.